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Brightwork becomes Career Ready partner

Brightwork has become the most recent business to link-up as a partner with Career Ready, a UK-wide charity which links employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.

Brightwork is already a member of both the Movement to Work initiative and the Investing in Youth programmes and has partnered with Career Ready to bring its experience in helping young people get the best start in the world of work.

Shan Saba (pictured), director at Brightwork, said, “We have always believed in fostering the talents of our young people and working with Career Ready is another great opportunity for us to invest in the future of Scotland.”

Career Ready has more than 4,300 students across the UK who benefit from direct links with the business world, including access to paid internships and mentors.  The charity gives students from lower income families the confidence, skills and networking opportunities to achieve their potential.

Janine McFarland, Glasgow regional manager of Career Ready, commented, “Too many young people have diminished ambitions or expectations from the world of work. Being able to put students in touch with professionals like those at Brightwork shows them what can be achieved.

“We are delighted to be working with Brightwork as an organisation with such a stellar reputation for CSR.”

The charity now has more than 1,000 students from over 125 schools in twelve Scottish local authorities receiving opportunities that were previously out of their reach.

Brightwork will be providing mentors to a number of students approaching the end of their schooling, and will meet them regularly to encourage the development of their potential in the world of work. This will culminate in a four week paid internship at the award-winning recruitment agency over summer 2018.

Career Ready is operating in all 30 secondary schools in Glasgow; as a result, any student with aspirations in the world of recruitment has a unique opportunity ahead of them.

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